Judge: Prosecutors violated law in dealings with Jeffrey Epstein victims

“A judge ruled on Thursday that federal prosecutors broke the law by failing to keep victims adequately informed about a plea deal that Jeffrey Epstein, a prominent financier, cut to avoid federal prosecution for sexual encounters with numerous underage girls” writes Josh Gerstein for Marra’s decision came in a lawsuit that some of Epstein’s victims filed back in 2008 seeking to have the non-prosecution deal nullified because of the treatment of the victims.Critics of the deal have said federal prosecutors were outmatched by Epstein’s well-connected, high-powered defense team, which included former Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr and Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz.In the ruling Thursday, the judge left open the question of what remedy should be imposed for the prosecutors’ legal violation in their handling of the deal.

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